Queenstown Guide

Queenstown has earned the reputation as “adventure capital of the world” for good reason – there are probably more ways to get an adrenalin rush in this awesome little town than you can hope to achieve in a lifetime.

Skydiving, bungy, canyon swinging, paragliding, white-water rafting, sledging, quad biking, horse trekking, extreme jet boating and world-class trekking are just a few things that are available all year round.

If throwing yourself off a great height isn't your thing, the scenery is breath-taking and it is easy to spend an afternoon with your mouth open, staring at it. Head up the gondola (cable car, pictured) for a even bigger hit (view). There’s a luge track up there if you feel competitive! 

Yes this is “Lord Of The Rings” territory – and a number of film-related tours are on offer to satisfy your geek-out.

In the winter (July – September) the region is transformed into a haven for ski bunnies and snowboarders, particularly popular with Australians looking for the white stuff. There are two ski fields within a 45 minute drive from Queenstown – Coronet Peak and The Remarkables – with regular shuttle buses from the town centre. 

With a high turnover of tourists, Queenstown’s nightlife is busy every night of the week, with options for everyone. If you don’t want to party the night away, there are countless amazing restaurants, a movie theatre, bowling alley, hot pools, and (during winter) night-skiing.

Enjoy. You will probably not want to ever leave.

caroline gauden

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